|aPasture Sea Views|
|Waiting for a Haircut|
We did make a short side trip over to Opito Bay and the Hole in the Wall rocks. More empty beaches and bays, with just a few sports fishermen about. We motored all day due to no wind. We spent another night back at Great Mercury before heading back up to Great Barrier Island.
|Frisky Dolphin Escort|
|Aotea (Great Barrier Island)|
The next day we moved up to Whangaparapara Harbour. It's a smallish harbor well protected from the north, where the wind was expected from. There were several boats in there, including 3 french cruisers. That was kind of unusual.
We left there this morning and actually sailed!! north to Port Fitzroy, a series of very sheltered bays and inlets, to sit out an expected wind storm. The forecast is for 40kts, gusting 50kts tomorrow. Yowsa!